How I Got To Go To The Races
A little while ago a friend from Baron Motorsports contacted me about an opportunity to attend a weekend of championship races, as a photographer.
The event was the Ginetta GT Supercup and Junior Challenge event at Oulton Park, England.
Some of my images would be used to help promote Baron Motorsports. This is a new charity that aims to help disabled ex-service men and women through motorsports. – A worthy cause.
All good then? Not quite, you see I wasn’t just getting a free ticket to the event. Instead, the plan was for me to go as a “Media Photographer”. In order to get this level of accreditation, there was a form to fill in AND the organizers had to inspect my existing work.
Well, I passed and was given accreditation for the weekend.
OK it was just for one event, but I have never had this type of recognition before and I can tell you it was a big deal for me.
The event took place over last Saturday and Sunday (yesterday). Other commitments meant I just went to the Sunday races.
This week I plan to share some of the images I took. – I decided to start with a car :-)
Huge thanks to Steve Gill and Matt Kitson of Baron Motorsports, also their sponsors for the event Ginetta